Courtney Buckley
40 Under 40, Class of 2020

Courtney Buckley


Sakata Seed America

Job Title

Head Grower/Trial Manager


• Successfully implemented a biocontrol program for the company’s key vegetable crops grown for seed production.

• Is an adjunct professor who teaches greenhouse management. “I was enthralled and pleased to see my students become engaged and excited about the floriculture/horticulture industry.”


Courtney enjoys traveling, quilting and baking. She is a certified scuba diver and one day hopes to dive the Great Blue Hole in Belize in Central America.

Fun Facts

Favorite Flick: “Willow” — “As a child, I related with the main character, a Nelwyn, and that if you believe in yourself anything is possible. I know, cheesy, but true.”